The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust – an eco car to rival the miserable and downright After Geoff’s first road test, it was decided that the fully developed i- Thrust. Jeremy Clarkson The Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust (among other names) is the At the end of the ‘testing’ of the car, Stig dropped it off at the Autocar H.Q. for. eagle-i-thrust. Well part of it. Apparently they didnt post it online.

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Practical points The main problem with running the i Autoccar everyday would be the inconvenience factor, given that its batteries need to be hiked out and recharged every miles, which takes several hours. However, in an innovative move typical of this ingenious vehicle, these batteries are kept topped up by a smooth and adequately powerful diesel generator promising greatly enhanced range and usability.

Standing still, and with nothing more than a light breeze caressing its aluminium-wood-plastic body dagle, it still recorded 65db — about the same as a BMW 7-series at 70mph. In many ways it serves as a stark reminder as to how far things autocaf progressed ride and handling-wise in recent years. Top Gear car – official press release.

Add your comment Log in or register to post comments. Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. Having said that, the i Thrust would lock its front tyres up at the merest hint of pressure on the left brake pedal, hence the reason required an autoxar Entry-level diesel motor makes a lot of sense uammerhead the sleeker, two-door C Top Gear electric car – Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust.

Join the debate Comments. That said, when you introduce the accelerator to the end of the foot-well, the Hammerhead does at least move, which in itself could be classed as a result. For this reason, the i-Thrust employs a typically innovative solution, boasting highly efficient XXX section tyres — as used on the famous Citroen 2CV — allied to attractive TVR space ewgle wheels. At one point during testing, the Hammerhead went into a monumental tank-slapper while being driven in a dead straight line.


From pallets polythene etc and you could load it with manure no bother.

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Top Gear electric car tested. Was the aegle release written by the Labour government, its so good its almost plausible until you look properly!

Capslock – get a life and stop moaning. There are ventilated steel disc brakes and double wishbones at each corner while even the steering rack has a touch of TVR to it. However, the styling is not driven purely by aesthetics. Very green making it a US style” woody “. The dashboard, while clear enough in its fundamental layout, is obviously from a bygone era visually — we believe that it has been stolen hammerrhead out of a Fiat Panda.

Haha, awesome, haven’t seen the episode yet, and iplayers down Amazing marketing tie up, cant imagine the no. Its propulsion system was ground-breaking for its day. Except that i-theust of the powertrain sits in the back, not at the front, as it does in the TVR.

Metallic paint would be well worth considering for the Mk 2 Hammerhead; it could be called the HammerRight 2.

Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car – official press release

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It is also dictated by the innovative and simple way in which the shell is put together, giving substantial benefits in build efficiency and facilitating easy repairs in the event of damage. The Hammerhead engineering team originally looked at employing standard TVR alloy wheels too. At the end of the ‘testing’ of the car, Stig dropped it off at the Autocar H.

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There are flashes of genius present inside the i Thrust, such as its three-seater layout and its non-attached, and therefore unusually portable, stereo. But, of course, it only has one gear, so what you see is what you get. Metallic paint would be well worth considering for the Mk 2 Hammerhead; it could be called the HammerRight.

Although the Hammerhead Eagle i Thrust may appear to autcar an entirely conventional three-box design to which a smaller fourth box is added that serves as a viewing turret for a brave third passengerbeneath its part-aluminium, part-plastic, part-wood exterior it is, in fact, a genuine hybrid. Here’s how to disable adblocking on our site. A similar rule applies to electric vehicles over their first few feet of travel, auutocar in the case of i Thrust the effect, it must be noted, hammerehad not as startling as in some rivals.

I’m not saying I don’t like Morgans, but the last time there has been a wooden framed vehicle in the US, It was called a horse-drawn buggy. This time, it was armed with more batteries, and a diesel generator to recharge said batteries.

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